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Synonyms for comb

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  1. combnoun

    cockscomb, crest

Princeton's WordNet

  1. combnoun

    a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair

    cockscomb, combing, coxcomb

  2. comb, cockscomb, coxcombnoun

    the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds

    cockscomb, combing, common cockscomb, coxcomb

  3. combnoun

    any of several tools for straightening fibers

    cockscomb, combing, coxcomb

  4. combnoun

    ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore

    cockscomb, combing, coxcomb

  5. comb, combingverb

    the act of drawing a comb through hair

    "his hair needed a comb"

    cockscomb, combing, coxcomb

  6. combverb

    straighten with a comb

    "comb your hair"

    comb out, disentangle, ransack

  7. comb, ransackverb

    search thoroughly

    "They combed the area for the missing child"

    rifle, foray, disentangle, ransack, loot, despoil, strip, comb out, pillage, reave, plunder

  8. comb, comb out, disentangleverb

    smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb

    "comb your hair before dinner"; "comb the wool"

    unsnarl, disentangle, ransack, unwind, extricate, comb out, disencumber, disembroil, untangle, disinvolve, weed out, straighten out

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. combnoun

    crest, caruncle, head-tuft

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "comb":

    combis, comb., alveoli

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How to use comb in a sentence?

  1. Judith Stern:

    Experience: A comb life gives you after you lose your hair.

  2. Judith Stern:

    Experience a comb life gives you after you lose your hair.

  3. Mayor Sheldon:

    If they think just because they made it home that the crime is over, it's not, our detectives are working nonstop to comb through every bit of video, and they're going to get a knock at their door, and they will go to jail in Bay County Sheriff Office.

  4. Justin Matsushita:

    Not to be too graphic, but it's a pretty brutal scene for our guys, and we're trying to comb through it.

  5. Shel Silverstein:

    Draw a crazy picture,Write a nutty poem,Sing a mumble-gumble song,Whistle through your comb.Do a loony-goony dance'Cross the kitchen floor,Put something silly in the worldThat ain't been there before.

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    A synonym for "subterranean"
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    • B. overhead
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